“Norman and Saxon,” Norman & Saxon, Michael Longcor
…’Tis good advice. Although I’m given to understand that the post-Conquest Norman/Saxon conflict was a great deal less epic than Sir Walter Scott would have had you believe.
“Poor Honest Men,” Norman & Saxon, Michael Longcor.
From what I’ve heard, putting Rudyard Kipling to music is pretty much the easiest damn thing to do in the world. Not to mention, pretty aesthetically pleasing.
“Brown Bess,” by Rudyard Kipling
The Army Musket — 1700-1815
IN the days of lace-ruffles, perukes and brocade
Brown Bess was a partner whom none could despise–
An out-spoken, flinty-lipped, brazen-faced jade,
With a habit of looking men straight in the eyes–
At Blenhein and Ramillies fops would confess
They were pierced to the heart by the charms of Brown Bess.
Though her sight was not long and her weight was not small,
Yet her actions were winning, her language was clear;
And everyone bowed as she opened the ball
On the arm of some high-gaitered, grim grenadier.
Half Europe admitted the striking success
Of the dances and routs that were given by Brown Bess.
It’s a Cajun science fiction song.
PS: Michael Longcor.